POLICE officers in Penang who put their duties first during floods even when their own homes and cars were damaged have not been forgotten.
Donations came in from retired policemen who felt deep empathy for the sacrifices of their former comrades.
The Malaysian Retired Senior Police Officers Association (Respa) handed RM14,000 yesterday to policemen who were also victims of the Nov 4 and 5 storm.
Its vice-president Datuk Wong Pui Lam said the retired cops were moved by the police officers’ plight.
“One of the visions of our association is to help colleagues who are in need,” he told a press conference after handing over two cheques to Penang police chief Comm Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye at the state police headquarters in Penang Road.
Comm Chuah told reporters that 434 families of police personnel in Penang were affected by the latest flood.
“The flood inundated 216 police homes as well as the Bandar Baru Ayer Itam station and Patani Road police headquarters.
“Besides that, 216 vehicles belonging to policemen were damaged in the flood,” said Comm Chuah.
He added that the police contingent was grateful for the contribution from Respa and that it would boost their morale to continue serving society.
Also present was deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik.
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